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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Prof. Dr. Ram Jakhu on the need for more space laws

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Prof. Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, Acting Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada talked about the urgent need for more law and institutions to keep space utilisation sustainable, conflict-free and for the benefit of all nations and people. He …

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Microsoft partners with Starlink for its Azure Space cloud

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – Microsoft partners with SpaceX’s Starlink to provide satellite connectivity to its cloud computing platform Azure Space, the company announced. “Our new partnership with SpaceX Starlink will provide high-speed, low-latency satellite broadband for the new Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC),” Tom Keane, Corporate Vice President Azure Global, …

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EOS Data Analytics to provide precision farming tool on Dragonfly

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – The Californian satellite imagery provider EOS Data Analytics will launch two multispectral imagers with South-African Dragonfly Aerospace into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in 2022, the company announced. The payloads will be “particularly useful for the commercial agricultural industry,” the company said. “Multispectral images are critical for tracking …

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TriSept to launch cubesat demo for U.S. Army on Rocket Lab’s Electron

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – The U.S. launch integrator TriSept signed with the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) to integrate a small cubesat demonstration on a Rocket Lab Electron next year. The SMDC will test the small satellite bus to foster “the development of new, game-changing capabilities for …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele” On 12 November 2020

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative new format: Space Café “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele” on 12 November 2020 at 4:00 pm CET. Colonel (Ret`d) Ralph Thiele, Chairman of the Berlin based Political-Military Society, President of EuroDéfense-Germany, and Managing Director of StratByrd Consulting, Germany will discuss with his guests in …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Artemis Accords and Lunar Exploration – Revolution and Evolution

by Professor Christopher J. Newman, Northumbria University, UK The international community has struggled for a number of years with the issue of how to govern a human settlement on the Moon and deal with the management of any resources. Previous attempts have been through painstakingly negotiated international treaties. The Outer …

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NASA’s Osiris Rex touches asteroid Bennu to collect dust

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – NASA’s Osiris-Rex probe unfurled its robotic arm last night and successfully touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from its surface, the U.S. space agency said. The asteroid Bennu is currently more than 200 million miles from Earth and offers scientists a window into …

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NASA supports Nokia to deploy cellular network on the Moon

Luxembourg, 21 October 2020. – Nokia is to deploy the first cellular network on the Moon, the Finnish company said. The company was selected by NASA in its recently announced Tipping Point technology program to deploy the first LTE/4G communications system in space, helping pave the way towards sustainable human presence …

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Swedish AAC Clyde Space to acquire U.S. SpaceQuest

Berlin, 19 October 2020. – AAC Clyde Space grows its small satellite portfolio and acquires the U.S. satellite technology company SpaceQuest for $ 8.4 million, the Swedish company announced. The acquisition is subject to approval by AAC’s Extraordinary General Meeting and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). …

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Telesat to develop two LEO buses for U.S. DARPA’s Blackjack

Luxembourg, 18 October 2020. – Telesat wins another Blackjack: the Canadian satellite company will develop two Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft buses for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Ottawa-based company said. Telesat U.S. Services has been awarded a DARPA contract to develop and demonstrate in-orbit commercial …

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